After becoming engaged in a “catastrophic accident” on Tuesday, Ernie Brown Jr., better known as Turtleman and host of the defunct Animal Planet show “Call of the Wildman”, is providing his admirers an update on his health after the terrible accident. The Lebanon, Kentucky gentleman told that a tree branch dropped around 50 feet and struck him as he was chopping down some trees, shattering the bones under one of his hands, in a Live Stream from his hospital room. Ernie Brown Jr. was plainly in agony but was on opiate painkillers to handle the terrible effects of his injury. Despite the circumstances, he appeared to be in good mood.
Addressing the Livestream viewers, Ernie said, “I got one broken bone, and it’s in my arm. I’m hurting in my chest. I got hit by a tree limb about as big as my leg. It fell about 50 feet, I was cutting a tree, the tree fell perfect. Then all of a sudden, bam! A limb hit me across the neck and shoulders. I broke that limb in two, I’ll tell you that right now. Knocked me out for two minutes, but I got that limb. I don’t know who won, I think it was a draw. It was one of my hardest hits — again. Except for the bull. This is the top one now, it beat the bull. It beat the car wreck and my chainsaw cut.”
Ernie Brown’s moniker is “Turtleman” since he has captured over 12,000 turtles in his lifetime. He utilized this moniker to upload videos to YouTube, where they rapidly became quite famous. Animal Planet called him for a program after hearing about his popularity on the internet. The channel chose to screen a 12-episode series with Ernie Brown titled The Turtleman of Wild Kentucky, which was eventually renamed “Call of the Wildman”. Brown’s unusual shout after capturing a cracking turtle was the inspiration behind his new moniker.